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Lakota business celebrates expansion after success in Old Town | tidings

Megan Schnitker lights up when she talks about what owning her own business, which proudly displays her Lakota heritage, means to her children. “They can come here and their mom owns this store,” Schnitker said. “My 9-year-old definitely feels more confident telling people she’s local. “When she was in kindergarten, she came home very upset …

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It’s your business | Cosmetology school ready to start | entrepreneurs

Administrator Alex Anderson tends to last-minute errands Wednesday at the Royal School by ID Hair for cosmetology adjacent to Rod Sickler Salon & Spa in the former Blossom Basket space at 2522 Village Green Place, C. Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette The new cosmetology school in the former Blossom Basket store space at 2522 Village Green Place, …

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New adventure center, attraction opens in Bedford County | Local business news

A new accommodation and adventure center opened this summer in Thaxton, breathing life into land that has lain empty for many years. Peaks Retreat and Adventure Center is located at 1336 Simmons Mill Road in Thaxton. After WoodmenLife Insurance Company closed its Woods Adventure and Conference Retreat home on the site five years ago, the …

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How the CHIPS Act Will Affect Texas; $35 billion in potential technology investment for Grayson County | tidings

AUSTIN — Texas economic and manufacturing leaders are hailing a new semiconductor bill they say is sure to elevate the state’s role as a leader in chip manufacturing. Last week, Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act, a $52.7 billion bill that promotes domestic production of semiconductor chips, which are used in most modern technology, …

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Art studio wraps up student summer camps, hosts downtown art festival | Local News

Jason Koon Staff Writer Old School Studio (TOSS) will wrap up a summer of art activities and summer camps with an arts festival in downtown Morganton on Saturday. Set to be held from 4-7pm at the Green Wednesday Farmers Market at the intersection of North Green Street and Avery Avenue, the festival will feature food, …

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Local rockers NOWAKE, a variety of entertainment planned for the 10th Epic Music Showcase | Local News

HANNIBAL — Local rock band NOWAKE has a direct connection to firefighting, and their performance at the 10th annual Epic Music Showcase set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Hannibal POPS Club is directly related to a cause worthy in that field of salvation. Since the first Epic Music showcase a decade ago, local charities …

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The state will expand taxpayer-subsidized health coverage tidings

BOSTON – The state’s subsidized health insurance system is slated for its biggest expansion in nearly a decade after lawmakers overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s objections to approve the plan. Passed by the Legislature in the final days of its two-year session, the plan calls for a two-year pilot program that expands eligibility for ConnectorCare, the …

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Interest rates and inflation can affect your insurance costs: What you need to know

Korrawin / Getty Images/iStockphoto If your insurance has become more expensive in recent months, you’re not alone. Rates have increased for auto insurance, homeowners insurance, and health insurance due to a variety of economic factors. But there are still ways to save on your insurance despite rising rates. Small Business Spotlight 2022: Celebrate small businesses …

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RiverHouse brings new dining and entertainment options to downtown Hutchinson | business

If there’s one thing Eric Labraaten wants people to know about Hutchinson’s newest restaurant, RiverHouse Kitchen + Drinks, it’s this: “I mean, the biggest thing is, we’ve been asked — I’ve been asked — probably 5,000 times, when we’re going to open,” Labraaten said with a broad smile. “So I’d like to … put it …

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How to Recession Proof Your Life Amidst Economic Uncertainty | business

NEW YORK • Prices for gas, food and rent are on the rise. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to the highest level since 2018. The US economy has contracted for two consecutive quarters. Economists are divided on whether a recession is looming. What is clear is that the economic uncertainty is not going …

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